Horse: The Quarter Horse

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In addition to the Thoroughbred, another popular horse breed the ancient horses evolved in would be the Quarter Horse. This is a breed that most people find enjoyable to be around. How did the Quarter Horse get it’s name? The Quarter Horse got it’s name for it’s ability to outrun a Thoroughbred in the quarter mile. The Quarter Horse wins because of its large hindquarters, and generally muscular frame (Fig. 4). They are known for their sweet temperament and willingness to please. A Quarter horse is an excellent choice for a new rider.

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